Welcome to Westchester Prompt Therapy! I provide prompt therapy to babies, children and adolescents in their homes. Prompt Therapy is an evidence-based approach that helps children whose speech delays have a motor component, including motor speech disorders, articulation disorders, apraxia/dyspraxia of speech, aphasia, dysarthria, pervasive developmental disorder, autism spectrum disorder, Down Sydrome, hypertonia (high tone), hypotonia (low tone), cerebral palsy, and aquired brain injury.
As a Certified Prompt Therapist, I use touch to help children learn how to use and coordinate their jaw, lips and tongue to speak. My approach is filled with respect for all areas of the child's life, including his emotional strengths and needs, educational goals, and cognitive ability. I am a strong believer in empowering parents to be partners in every step of therapy - setting priorities, choosing target words that are meaningful to their children, designing activities that engage their children's interest and celebrating every victory along the way.
M.A. / CCC-SLP / Prompt Certified
I earned my Master of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing from Temple University and my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Yale University. I am one of only five Certified Prompt Therapists in Southern Westchester. I have worked with infants, toddlers, children and adolescents with a variety of speech and language needs, including expressive and receptive language delay, articulation disorders, autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, ankyloglossia, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, severe hearing loss, vision impairment and mental retardation.
PROMPT is about much more than speaking. It is about understanding each child's unique social, emotional, cognitive and communication needs and supporting them as they achieve their goals.
I believe that all children have incredible potential to express their thoughts, needs and dreams. My mission is to give them and their families the support they need to achieve their potential.